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Pt.wikisource still have a lot of interwiki links

See edits by CandalBot, VolkovBot and TVT-bot. They should now all provided by Wikidata. Could anyone run a bot to remove them? --94rain Talk 10:40, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

How is this the business of this forum? If anywhere, it should be addressed at ptWS, they are grown ups and can look after their wiki.

Further, I will note that interwikis for Wikisources are different than Wikipedias, as WS works are all editions, not works, so interwikis don't work in a traditional sense.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:27, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

Yeah it is better to be discussed locally first, but I just wanted to know which bot can do this task currently. Now I found EmausBot is still running currently. I have just raised the issue on the local Scriptorium page and I am waiting for their discussion. This section can be archived.--94rain Talk 11:54, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: 94rain Talk 11:54, 6 May 2019 (UTC)


I am indefinitely blocked on the English Wikipedia, but since I am still young (not even 18 years old), what should I do? My unblock request was failed because a checkuser detected that my IP address was editing Wikipedia and it seemed to evade my block. But I did not make the edits, it was my sister who was inspired to edit Wikipedia by me. What should I do? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Owen912 (talk) 00:02, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

The review process is at w:Wikipedia:UTRS. Some of admins, especially those repeatedly dealing with abuse, can become old and cynical about claims of "the dog ate my homework" and the like. It pays to bed open and honest, and you should be prepared to sit out for a little while, choosing a foreshortened block with some contrition, rather than an expectation of absolute forgiveness now.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:55, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
Hi Owen912, the English Wikipedia is fairly strict on our socking policies. If another English Wikipedia CheckUser has determined that you have been editing logged out while your account is blocked, we will not consider appeals for six months. During those six months, I would encourage you to edit projects such as Wikimedia Commons or the Simple English Wikipedia so that you can demonstrate that you are here to help the Wikimedia movement as a whole. TonyBallioni (talk) 01:58, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by:  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:03, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

Other operating systems section of Wiki Project Med/App

There is a typo that says "Windows 9" it should be "Windows 8" as Windows 9 never existed. --Thegooduser (talk) 01:14, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

Corrected. Ruslik (talk) 17:59, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by:  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:03, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

User name policy

Please provide links for "user name policy".

Most of the user name policies are at the Wikipedias, and also at Commons. There is nothing central. We do manage certain restrictions through title blacklist and that is where certain user names are misleading, abusive, or abusing the system.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:58, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
user:billinghurst, Thanq. Archieved page of Username policy.

(Omkaram12 (talk) 08:50, 13 May 2019 (UTC)).

This section was archived on a request by:  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:03, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

Doubt about User names in Black list

"This is a list of page titles which are blocked from creation/editing on Wikimedia wikis". A comment from above link.

My doubt is :

The black listed user names are prohibited only in "meta.wikimedia" ? OR prohibited in "Wikimedia foundation all wikies like Wikipedia" ?


(Omkaram12 (talk) 06:07, 15 May 2019 (UTC))

Title blacklist is universal/global; Mediawiki:Titleblacklist is local/wiki-specific. Account names have to be universal, so are added in the former page.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:19, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
Nice talk ,user:billinghurst ,the black listed account names are universal/global,so prohibited and blocked in all Wikimedia wikis include Wikipedia.

Thanq (Omkaram12 (talk) 06:39, 15 May 2019 (UTC))

Can we update the "Wikipedia user name policy" With above black listed user names? Please reply ....


Wikipedia has their username policy, and that will have to be directed there. Where a username is in breach of a local policy, the user can request a rename.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:46, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by:  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:45, 15 May 2019 (UTC)